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Old 11-03-2012, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's the common age for hip dysplasia?
Is it safe to jog with my 3.5 month old puppy? Or can I cause hip problems early on since she's still growing?


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Old 11-05-2012, 10:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What's the common age for hip dysplasia?
Is it safe to jog with my 3.5 month old puppy? Or can I cause hip problems early on since she's still growing?
That seems very young to start jogging. I carried by little girl until she was about 12-13 weeks, I then did mostly all off leash walking. I then started leash walking around the short block 1/4 mile until she was about 5-6 months. Always kept the sessions short and sweet.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would not jog a puppy that young, and not b/c of hip dysplasia but their joints are still forming in general. You can do a prelim x-ray for hip dysplasia at 6 months and it's pretty accurate, mine always have been.
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I have hear during the 1st year moderate exercise, let the puppy self regulate, max. 20mins. brisk walk.

As for x-rays, unless the pup is having problems and you need to find out as in detrimental to dogs well being...then I wouldn't recommend you put a dog, especially an underdeveloped pup under anestesia (sp?)...these drugs can be toxic and should only be used if absolutely neccessary.
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You don't need to actually put a dog under anesthesia for prelims. My vets use a common sedative (which is reversible) and some don't use anything at all. I haven't heard of a dog actually going under anesthesia for x-rays unless the x-rays are being done at the same time as some sort of surgery like a spay or neuter.
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You see this yet? ---> Proper Exercise for puppies

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I never grew up with a GSD but I grew up around them. I do not recall any that did NOT end up with severe hip dysplasia. I'm sure all were from BYB's but still I recall the terrible pain and suffering those dogs went through before they had to be put down.

I have tried to maintain a very balanced exercise routine with my Dolly and try not to let my paranoia get the better of me, but it does. I've thought about going ahead with prelim x-rays, but do not think I want to know even though we have a health/hip guarantee, health insurance, and plenty of reserves to do whatever treatment possible.

Thanks for the link to the thread. That calms some of my nerves as I have done about 80% of walks/exercise w/o a leash.
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You can exercise your pup all you want so long as you don't push her and give her a break when she starts looking tired. No, it won't cause hip dysplasia. At this age your pup probably won't go very far or very fast so let your pup tell you what she can do. Early exercise has very good short and long term benefits and most people don't exercise their pups anywhere near enough.
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Well I'm not much of runner or jogger. Occasionally she'll want to keep up a faster pace if I let her, so I am definitely not wearing her out. It's the opposite lol so ill jog a short distance to help her relieve that energy. Fortunately I have dropped some pounds since I've had her so I don't mind the jog/run but just wanted to make sure I'm not doing anything I shouldn't for her as a puppy.


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Well I'm not much of runner or jogger. Occasionally she'll want to keep up a faster pace if I let her, so I am definitely not wearing her out. It's the opposite lol so ill jog a short distance to help her relieve that energy. Fortunately I have dropped some pounds since I've had her so I don't mind the jog/run but just wanted to make sure I'm not doing anything I shouldn't for her as a puppy.


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It sounds like you are doing just fine. The added weight loss is a bonus!
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